You can add sequential numbers to your slides to help you order them during a presentation.
Insert Page Numbers
You can add page numbers to a slide layout if you want the page numbers to appear on all the slides that are based on that slide layout. First go to the View tab in the toolbar and click the Layout icon.
From the left outline panel select the Slide Layout where you want to insert your page numbers, and then right click on the name of the layout and select Properties . This opens the Layout Properties panel on the right.
Under the Numbering section you can click the Insert Slide Number button. This will insert a text box with a default page number on the layout slide. You can move the text box with the number to a desired location on the slide.
Format Page Numbers
Once you have determined the desired positioning of your page numbers, you can format the number using the options Edit toolbar to select font type, font size, color, bold, italics, etc.
You can also add prefix and suffix text to the slide number. Just double click in the text box before or after the page number, and type in your prefix and/or suffix.
To return to the regular slide view, click Back in the upper left of the toolbar.
Restart or Continue Page Numbers
To make additional adjustments to the numeric organization of your slides, right click on a slide and then choose Properties . Under the Numbering section in the slide properties panel you can select one of the following options:
- Continue the number from previous keeps the numbering for selected slide in continuous order from the previous slide.
- Restart slide numbering will start your numbering for the selected slide at the number you choose.
If you have several slides that are based on different slide layouts, you can also insert page numbers directly on each slide from the Slide Properties panel.
Delete Page Numbers
To delete page numbers from all slides based on a slide layout in a presentation, go to the View tab in the toolbar and click the Layout icon. Choose the slide slide layout you want to work with and select the page number. Press Delete on your keyboard.
When you delete the number from a slide layout, this removes the page number from all the slides that are based on that slide layout. Any slide numbers that are not based on a slide layout can be deleted in the regular slide view.